With information technology moving faster and websites evolving all the time, the diocese is starting to develop plans for a new website to help improve the use and usefulness of the current online shop window.
The decision follows analysis of the results of a website survey earlier this year, in which over 250 respondents â€“ of which 99% were connected in some way to the Church and one-third were clergy - gave feedback, including:
- most visit the website once a month (38%) or once a week (25%) often for a specific purpose
- most (57%) think the current website â€˜could be easierâ€™ to use
- around half of users sometimes visit to find out the latest news around the diocese
- over 70% of visitors saw news from around the diocese while looking for other things on the website
- over 90% thought that the quality of the online news was either â€˜good or averageâ€™
99% said a high quality website is important
More generally, users that responded also wanted improved â€˜searchâ€™ facilities; more up-to-date information; details of forthcoming events; a list of contacts and a clear, simple and user-friendly home page. Find out more on the results of the website survey by clicking here.
A steering group is looking at the finer detail of how the new website will take shape, but itâ€™s not too late for your input, which can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org